Current Status Bill Number:
1414Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960514Primary Sponsor: J. Verne SmithAll Sponsors: J. Verne Smith and ThomasDrafted Document Number: dka\3772sd.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960515Subject: Middle Eastern terrorist threats
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960515 Received from House House 19960515 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19960514 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO EXPRESS DEEP CONCERN OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING RECENT MIDDLE EASTERN TERRORIST THREATS AND DEMANDS, AND TO CONDEMN THESE TYPES OF TERRORIST ACTIONS WHICH UNDERMINE THE PEACEFUL EXISTENCE OF PEOPLES OF ALL RACES, FAITHS, AND NATIONALITIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly have learned with grave concern that an anonymous person is threatening the murder of twelve hundred Jewish executives and physicians in the United States unless Israel withdraws its forces from Lebanon and a twelve billion dollar payment is made to compensate for Lebanese killed in Middle Eastern fighting; and
Whereas, these type actions threaten the efforts led by the United States over the past two decades to bring peace to the Middle East and also threaten the rights of people of all races, faiths, and nationalities to live peacefully without fear of senseless brutality; and
Whereas, Jews throughout the world and in Israel are unfortunately the continued targets of many terrorist groups whose acts of terrorism ultimately say more about their lack of courage and character than they do about the courage and character of their intended victims; and
Whereas, this most recent example of threats to Jewish individuals and groups shows that the capacity of human beings to commit atrocities is not over; and
Whereas, it is the obligation of free people everywhere to speak out against this type of inhuman activity and the citizens of South Carolina should continually rededicate themselves to the principle of equal justice for all people, should remain eternally vigilant against all tyranny, and recognize that bigotry provides a breeding ground for tyranny to flourish; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, express their deep concern about this situation and publicly condemn those who would undertake such brutal and inhumane actions. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly hereby express their deep concern regarding Middle Eastern terrorist threats and demands, and further condemn these types of terrorist actions which undermine the peaceful existence of peoples of all races, faiths, and nationalities throughout the world.